SES Astra 3B

M7 Group, Scripps Networks Extend Satellite Distribution in Europe

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] M7 Group has extended its agreement with Scripps Networks U.K. & EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa], for the European launch of Fine Living HD via the M7 Group satellite platform. Following the agreement, Fine Living HD will be made available to subscribers of M7 Group’s pay-TV platforms in the Czech Republic [...]

By | September 1, 2015

Fashion One 4K Measat

Measat Launches Ultra-HD Channel Fashion One 4K on Measat 3a

[Via Satellite 09-01-2015] Long-term Measat customer Fashion One Television has officially launched an Ultra-HD channel through the operator’s Measat 3a satellite. According to the companies, the channel is the first English language Ultra-HD channel in the world. Fashion One owns an extensive library of Ultra-HD content with 100 percent content rights thanks to a production [...]

By | September 1, 2015

TV Cultura Brazil

Intelsat 11 Expands Brazil’s TV Cultura Across Country, Opens Door to Americas, Europe

[Via Satellite 08-31-2015] TV Cultura, a part of The Padre Anchieta Foundation, has signed a new contract with Intelsat to enhance its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) offering in Brazil and to position the company to distribute its programming internationally. On Intelsat 11, TV Cultura will expand its presence in Brazil, and is positioned to expand [...]

By | August 31, 2015

Arabsat Broadcasts Ivory Coast Channel from BADR 4

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] Arabsat is now offering Radiodiffusion-Télévision Ivoirienne (RTI) across the Middle East, North Africa and Europe from its BADR 4 satellite, the company announced Aug. 27. The operator began broadcasting RTI through an agreement with the public broadcaster. “Africa is a large continent and Cote d’Ivoire is one of the most fast growing [...]

By | August 27, 2015

VS Sept 2015 DGTL

Via Satellite September: The Top 10 Quotes

[Via Satellite 08-26-2015] If Moore’s law continues to be an indicator of the pace of technology, then the flurry of activity seen throughout the satellite industry might be the new norm. In the September issue of Via Satellite Magazine, we talked with experts across the industry on how the evolution of satellite technology is influencing [...]

By | August 26, 2015

Brazil’s TV Globo Using Newtec Modulators for All-HD Production Strategy

[Via Satellite 08-25-2015] Top Brazilian television network TV Globo has selected Newtec’s M6100 broadcast satellite modulator to upgrade its Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) fleet. The company is transitioning its news feeds to High Definition (HD) as part of an all-HD production strategy that includes the entire SNG fleets of the Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and [...]

By | August 25, 2015

Buenos Aires Argentina

Encompass Digital Media Exec: DTH Outpacing Cable in Latin America

[Via Satellite 08-21-2015] Direct to Home (DTH) broadcasting appears to be outpacing terrestrial broadcasts in Latin America, according to Juan Salleras, EVP and general manager at Encompass Digital Media Latin America. A mainstay of the satellite industry, DTH is growing in popularity as consumers distanced from densely populated areas create greater demand. “My perception is [...]

By | August 21, 2015

With new 4K channels being launched in Europe, the broadcast industry has made a significant breakthrough. Key players are expecting 
to see swelling demand 
in Ultra-HD.

Broadcasters Ready to Move Faster into 4K

With fourfold HD resolution, 4K video is impressive. But does it evoke a quadruple wow? Watching many consumers enthralled by the large screen TVs displayed in electronics stores would suggest it does. First

By | August 21, 2015

Via Satellite September 2015

The Evolving Role of Satellite in Modern Newsgathering

Mark Holmes is the editorialdirector for Via Satellite and Avionics Magazine.News broadcasters such as CNN, Russia Today, Sky News, and Fox News are key buyers of satellite services and capacity, as they aim

By | August 21, 2015

DirecTV 4K genie mini

DirecTV Releases 4K Ultra-HD Set-Top-Box

[Via Satellite 08-20-2015] DirecTV, now part of AT&T, is offering a new Set Top Box (STB), the 4K Genie Mini, to expand the number of customers who can access 4K movies without a “DirecTV ready” 4K TV. The new STB offers full Genie and 4K capability, and also supports Dolby Digital Plus audio decoding. DirecTV [...]

By | August 20, 2015

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